Village of Guatiza

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Village of Guatiza
Village of Guatiza
In the early 1600 Guatiza born on a flattened nipple falling exactly on La Vega, famous for being rich in this chickpeas,
soft and tasty as potato land. The example of the vega of Guatiza, illustrates one of the last strongholds of cochineal cultivation in Spain.This parasite of the cactus was used until recent times to extract vegetable dye , but today sencuentra crisis difficulties in marketing. This is a handmade crop, wisely adapted to extreme weather conditions in volcanic terrains that a singular agricultural landscape has resulted .
The agricultural landscape is covered largely by cactus . They are grown cochineal insect pest that once crushed sun drying , carmine is extracted , an excellent dye used in both industrial and food dyes .
Grapes , onions , figs and corn are also grown. To protect crops from wind walls are built , sometimes you semicircular per plant ( vine ) , or straight line protecting the land , forming a beautiful landscape.
Guatiza coast , situated only 1.5 km from the village , is mostly occupied by badlands , there being a few beaches. Often blowholes found here , where the water has perforated areas rocks several meters . With high tides is a real sight to see as the water is expelled through the small drilled holes in the rock several feet into the air , like a geyser and producing a deafening noise at times.
Several features stand out in traditional buildings in Lanzarote Guatiza abound here : the white from their homes , the green of your doors and windows (minor blue ) , semicircular chimneys and furnaces.

Population Guatiza right is 846 inhabitants ( 1 January 2010 )
SOURCE: National Institute of Statistics ( INE).

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